|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Scars of Mirrodin||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret||Uncommon|
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When Contagion Clasp enters the battlefield, put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
, : Proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)
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Contagion Clasp Discussion
1 day ago
i'm no atraxa or even EDH master but before i went all-in infect, i was thinking adding in Winding Constrictor, Managorger Hydra, and Ridgescale Tusker for counters, Lifeblood Hydra for late-game card draw, Gyre Sage for ramp. any particular reason you took out Reyhan, Last of the Abzan? also Lux Cannon is repeatable removal, Contagion Clasp and Contagion Engine for more proliferate, Strionic Resonator doubles atraxa's trigger. Cyclonic Rift because blue. Grafted Exoskeleton on atraxa is decent for giving poison counters since she's hard to block. Phyrexian Swarmlord is an infect guy that demands an answer. i have a copy of ezuri i was thinking of slotting in but i'm on the fence about meren, if you add her, let me know how she works out!
1 week ago
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Hey, thanks a lot, Hessidan. And that's a question I've never been asked on tappedout before, so kudos to you for that, too! So, there are some things that could up the price a bit for this deck, but one of the interesting things about it is that because of numerous parts necessary and particular to the design, the deck is actually inherently "budget" - yes it could be cheaper still, but the things that would take this deck beyond budget prices are what I'd call non-essential, or even potentially not as good. For example, we can change the lands around and add in Utopia Sprawl, which could help the mana base or hurt it, depending. Not good to have a Sprawl in your hand and no Forest to enchant it to. Also not great to lose 2 life just to maintain speed as a land like Breeding Pool hits - this deck is designed to win by comboing off so there's not a lot of wiggle room. Almost 0 defenses means 2 life could really hurt. Similarly, Contagion Engine could take over the 2x Contagion Clasp slots, but that could make our final combo slower in exchange for more board-wipe power. I put together a non-budget version and called it Flooded Mangroves. Check it out and let me know if plays better than this budget version!
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
I would strongly recommend playing Gilder Bairn, Vorel of the Hull Clade and Tangle Wire, also Tezzeret the Seeker to get this awesome lock a bit easier...and you could include a sort of Toolbox then as well with stuff like Pithing Needle, Cursed Totem, Ratchet Bomb, Contagion Clasp, Sensei's Divining Top, Scroll Rack...
Crystalline Crawler and Coalition Relic are surely better than some of the mana producing stuff you use at the moment (and of course your average cmc of 4.09 is quite high, so I would also consider adding a speed package with Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, Mox Opal, Grim Monolith, Lotus Petal if you have some money left).
I've been playing 4 colour Stax for awhile now and I can only say that the fetchlands and duals in all possible combinations are perfectly fine, but I recommend using more other lands that produce ALL colours instead of other (worse) two colour lands that can't even be found by fetchlands or (even worse) come into play tapped. The best ones are Glimmervoid, Mana Confluence, City of Brass, Gemstone Mine, Spire of Industry, Reflecting Pool - except glimmervoid all of these are really cheap to buy.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Ahh, my hands started itching when I saw this deck: it look like so much fun!
Crypt Rats found a place in this deck...that alone warrants a +1 :)
I really like the balanced approach you took, so with some fear that I will unbalance it all, here are some quick suggestions:
Contagion Clasp or its bigger brother Contagion Engine: destroys one of your opponents creatures if your lucky, and multiplies any counters you wish. Perhaps instead of Key to the City, personally I am not such a big fan of that card.
I have to mention her, she fits your deck so good...but I reckon the high cmc is keeping you playing her: Sheoldred, Whispering One, and has nice synergy with your commander. Perhaps instead of Tombstone Stairwell? Since the Tombstone also gives tokes to your opponents, and they might benefit from it.